Just like us, cars have survival rates. As you might expect, more expensive brands tend to last longer. They're probably built better and maintained better. There are noteworthy differences among brands. Here are the survival rates from a 25 year study by DesRosiers.
This podcast accompanies a blog post at Riscario Insider: http://blog.riscario.com/2011/08/is-your-car-built-to-last.html
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